Jamba Juice Careers and Franchises (Pay, Hiring, Applications and Cost)

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Jamba Juice careers are lucrative and filled with opportunity. You get to work for one of the fastest rising brands in the world. You get to make and drink smoothies all day; to learn about fresh and healthy ingredients; to work with a great team of young and enthusiastic employees; and to chat with customers. It’s not the most perfect job in the world. Nothing is. But it’s up there where the fast food industry is concerned.

Jamba Juice Careers

Jamba Juice Careers

On this page we will look at Jamba Juice careers and jobs in a little more detail. You have requested this one a lot, so we’re going to tackle it as best we can. We are unbiased in everything that we do on this site, but even we can see that this is a great company to work for. There are many reasons for that. Some of these reasons apply to all fast food chains, not just to Jamba Juice, but others are very specific for this chain.

One of the biggest positives is the fact that the managerial staff earn a lot of money, some of the most in the entire industry in fact. You will earn less than half that wage by working as a team member, but beginning at this level is the best chance you have of getting a job as a manager. A manager should be acquainted with the brand. They should know more than the staff under them; they should understand how everything works; and they should have years of experience.

So, if you work as a team member for a couple years and if you work hard, then you can apply for a job as a manager and earn a pretty penny from that moment onwards. In this industry, experience and personality always beats education and qualification. This is why it is a great option for anyone who led school early; anyone who is struggling elsewhere; and indeed anyone who wants a future in the food sector.

Jamba Juice Jobs

Jamba Juice jobs are open to everyone as it is an equal opportunity employer and is very proud of the fact. They do not discriminate and this is great to see because while it’s something that many businesses offer in theory, it’s not something they follow through with in practice. This chain certainly does though, which makes Jamba Juice careers a very viable choice for everyone.

They are a little less inclined to hire people with no skills and qualifications. But if these people display a lot of enthusiasm for the brand and they look like they are ready to work hard, then they will stand a good chance. After all, qualifications are not really important in this field. You can’t get a PhD in making smoothies and we doubt that any Jamba Juice employees have any sort of qualifications with handling customers. And what makes more sense, a qualification that is irrelevant to the job, or an ability to converse with customers and to display confidence and great people skills?

If you don’t have any qualifications and are withdrawn, introverted and so shy that you barely speak during the interview, then Jamba Juice careers are not for you. They simply won’t hire you. They are not expecting the most confident people in the world, just people who are not afraid to chat with customers. So, come out of your shell and give it all you have got. We know this can be very hard to do during an interview, but if you want the job then it’s what needs to be done.

How Old Do You Need to be to Work at Jamba Juice?

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You need to be at least 16 years old in order to get on the Jamba Juice careers ladder. There are a few other things that you need as well, a few requirements that should be met. These are discussed further down on this Jamba Juice careers page. They are well worth paying attention to, as they could be the thing that stands in the way and stops you on the Jamba Juice careers path.

How Much Does Jamba Juice Pay?

There is a large pay range at Jamba Juice. It all depends on which role you undertake at the chain. That in turn  will depend on everything from qualifications and education, to any experience that you have within the chain or within chains similar to it.

The entry level job at Jamba Juice is Team Member. The rates of pay for this job, and other Jamba Juice careers, differs from location to location. However, in all cases it pay more than minimum wage. This puts it ahead of many chains out there and means it only falls behind stores like CostCo, who are dedicated to paying living wage. You can expect to earn as much as $10 an hour and as little as $9 an hour.

If you make it as a Shift Lead, a Shift Manager or a Trainer then you can earn as much as $13 an hour. However, if you push all of the way and end up managing a Jamba Juice location then you can earn an average hourly wage of more than $17. This is a very resectable wage for a job like this and it puts Jamba Juice careers well ahead of many of the careers we have covered on this site, including the likes of WhataBurger and McDonalds.

If that’s still not enough for you then don’t worry, as it’s not the end goal. There are positions for District Managers as well, and these can earn considerably more. In fact, there average wage for employees in this position is over $70,000 a year.

Jamba Juice Application

You can find a Jamba Juice application here:

This can be printed out and filled in, or you can fill it in via a PDF editor. In either case it will need to be signed. You can also do this with a simple PDF editor and there are many other programs that can help you with it as well. You can either use your mouse or you can use a webcam (most editors will let you hold a piece of paper up to the camera which it will then copy and add to the document).

It is a simple application to fill out, but there are a few important things to note:

  • Crime: It asks if you have been convicted of a crime. This will not put you in a good light if you are giving this one big tick, so read carefully because you may not have to put down certain things. For instance, if you were not convicted of a crime, then you’re good, even if you were arrested and detained.
  • What Position Are You Applying For?: Your first step should be to check what’s available and what you’re qualified for. It’s important not to be vague here. Don’t aim too high and don’t write something like, “Whatever you’ve got”. Be realistic and exact.
  • Have You Worked for Jamba Juice Before?: You might think that this would be to you detriment, but the experience might actually help. If you have worked and still work as a team member and are applying for a higher role, then this is a big tick. If you have been sacked before, then you could struggle, and if you left because you moved away or because of something else out of your control, it could work in your favor.
  • Other Locations: Again, don’t be vague. Don’t say “anywhere”. Focus on cities and states if you’re willing to travel. You can leave the comments about how much you love the brand for the interview.
  • Employment: Don’t worry about leaving this empty. They are used to hiring employees fresh out of school with no prior working experience.

Jamba Juice Franchise

Jamba Juice Franchise

A Jamba Juice franchise could be a great way to introduce yourself to the fast food sector. And it’s available for a fraction of the price of other fast food franchises. In fact, at between $300,000 and $600,000 on average, it’s nearly a quarter the cost of a Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts franchise. The menu is a little different of course. Those donut chains are global while Jamba Juice is more or less restricted to the US. But it’s still big, it’s still profitable and it’s still a growing brand.

Of that price estimate, just $25,000 accounts for the actual franchise cost. If you want to remain towards the lower end of that estimate you will still need to pay that Jamba Juice franchise fee, but you can cut costs elsewhere by operating a smaller store or by limiting yourself to a kiosk. This model is still very profitable and it has worked for many Jamba Juice franchise owners, so don’t knock it.

In fact, because of the nature of Jamba Juice, a kiosk works perfectly well.

Other Jamba Juice Franchise Info

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You will pay 6% of net sales when you own a Jamba Juice franchise. This reduces slightly if you own more than 4 stores, but only by 0.5%. Jamba Juice does not help with financing of any kind. So you will need to turn to your bank or other backers if you’re struggling to put the money together. However, they can help you to find the perfect location for your Jamba Juice franchise.

When you do find a location for your franchise then that will be protected. This means that no one else can establish another Jamba Juice franchise next door, or anywhere else nearby for that matter (within reason, of course). You will receive training to help you get accustomed to the brand and their way of operating; you will receive further help down the line; and you can also become part of one of the fastest growing drinks and snack chains in the country.

One of the best things about franchising is that advertising is done for you. The success of one franchise or of the brand on the whole will help your franchise. Of course, there are downsides to that as well. If the brand were to get a bad reputation, even through no fault of yours, then your franchise would suffer.